Expression Interrupted

Journalists and academics bear the brunt of the massive crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey. Scores of them are currently subject to criminal investigations or behind bars. This website is dedicated to tracking the legal process against them.



Journalists in State of Emergency - 78

Number of imprisoned journalists reaches 168 with two recent arrests; Cumhuriyet trial continues into fifth day   ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 80

French journalist Loup Bureau arrested in Şırnak, two local journalists arrested in Gaziantep. Imprisoned journalist ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 92

Sözcü’s Mediha Olgun and Evrensel’s Yusuf Karataş released from prison, bringing number of imprisoned journalist...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 96

A regional court rules for re-trial in the MIT trucks case; indictment into the Istanbul 10 completed   The ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 143

Çağdaş Kaplan handed down 6-year prison sentence in long-running case; Hayri Demir convicted for his social media po...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 185

Jailed journalist Haydar Ergül released after 15 months in pre-trial detention; nine defendants in Özgür Gündem sol...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 207

Turkish courts convict at least 5 journalists in a week; Supreme Court of Appeals overturns convictions in Cumhuriyet t...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 222

Seven defendants in Sözcü trial convicted of “aiding a terrorist group”; Osman Kavala ordered to remain behind ba...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 233

Osman Kavala faces additional “espionage” charge in coup investigation; newspaper terminates Timur Soykan’s contr...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 110

Trial court insists on not releasing Mehmet Altan even after Constitutional Court judgment is published in Official Gaz...

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